I don’t like when a pine tree dies in the backyard and has to be removed at great expense, but I am thankful that I have a yard with trees. I don’t like when the house needs some unexpected repair, but I am thankful that I have shelter. I don’t like when my car has an annoying rattle in the rear panel that costs $100 to fix, but I am thankful that I have transportation. I don’t like when there is conflict over an issue with my wife or children, but I am thankful that I can share life and love with my family.
I am sure something will happen today that I don’t like, and I can choose how I will respond. I prefer counting life’s blessings versus being flustered by life’s problems. This is what inspired the song Rivers of Light. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light (James 1:17). Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear (Isaiah 65:24).